Sweden’s First Liquid BioGas Filling Station to be Created
Scandinavian GtS has announced plans for Sweden’s first Liquid BioGas (LBG) filling station in the city of Sundsvall, apparently to be the first city in the world with the ability to fill public vehicles with LBG* (also known as liquefied biomethane – LBM). Hans Kättström CEO of Scandinavian GtS AB said, “LBG is a second generation of sustainable fuels and a commercially interesting alternative for heavy duty traffic, making it possible to solve Sweden’s need in a sustainable way. With production of LBG and this station, our politicians do not need to look any further or invest in developing alternatives. LBG technology opens new possibilities for large scale production and brings this technology to every consumer in Sweden, giving us the opportunity to replace all petrol and diesel.”
“It is no longer a question of technology but a question of will power to make a change. If the will exists in the Swedish government we can be independent from oil and perhaps the first country in the world to do so. Sundsvall can count on both national as well as international visits to view this process.”
Scandinavian GtS will build own and operate the LBG plant (due to be commissioned in April 2009), AGA will build own and operate the LCBG refueling station and Mitt Sverige Vatten will supply the biogas.
“The technology is based on BioGas being produced and stored in liquid form at low cryogenic temperature (-162 deg C), which has previously not been possible. We can now transport five to six times more fuel on trucks compared with the usual methods with CBG. This method is commonly used for LNG (natural gas) but not with LBG (biogas),” said Folke Nyström, Project manager at MittSverige Vatten, which will soon have its own filling station.
Earlier this year, UK based Gasrec launched the first UK’s liquid biomethane (LBM) plant in Surrey, which is being used for fleet based operations.
* Editor’s note – story amended. The site mentioned below in the UK dispensed to the public also.